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9520.0903 COUNTY BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES.

Subpart 1.

Responsibilities for case management services.

A county board shall assure that:

A.

case management services coordinate the delivery of the child's mental health services on behalf of the child and the child's family across the local system of care and coordinate the delivery of the adult's mental health services;

B.

case management services are delivered in a manner that integrates and coordinates mental health case management services with the services of other agencies serving the child and the child's family or the adult;

C.

special mental health consultants are used as necessary in assessing the needs of a child of minority race or minority ethnic heritage;

D.

case management services are not denied to children with severe emotional disturbance or to adults with serious and persistent mental illness;

E.

the caseload assigned to a case manager providing case management services to children with severe emotional disturbance or to adults with serious and persistent mental illness complies with the requirement of subpart 2; and

F.

the meetings, actions, and procedures related to case management services to children with severe emotional disturbance and to adults with serious and persistent mental illness comply with the requirements of parts 9520.0900 to 9520.0926.

Subp. 2.

Limit on size of case manager's caseload.

A case manager's caseload must be of a size that enables the case manager to attend to the outcomes specified for case management services to a child as specified in part 9520.0904 or to the outcomes specified for case management services to an adult as specified in part 9520.0905. Except under the circumstances specified in this subpart, the average caseload of a case manager providing case management services shall not exceed the limits in item A or B.

A.

From December 21, 1992 to December 31, 1993, the average caseload of a case manager providing case management services to children with severe emotional disturbance or providing case management services to adults with serious and persistent mental illness must not exceed the ratio of 40 clients to one full-time equivalent case manager.

B.

Beginning January 1, 1994, the average caseload of a case manager providing case management services to children with severe emotional disturbance shall not exceed the ratio of 15 clients to one full-time equivalent case manager and the average caseload of a case manager providing case management services to adults with serious and persistent mental illness shall not exceed the ratio of 30 clients to one full-time equivalent case manager.

A county that has an average case manager caseload in excess of the limit in item A or B on December 21, 1992, may continue to exceed the ratio required under item A or B but only to the extent that the increased revenue is insufficient to hire additional case managers needed to meet the ratio required under item A or B.

Subp. 3.

Definitions.

For purposes of subpart 2:

A.

"increased revenue" means revenue received from a source other than county funds by the county and its contracted providers for case management services provided under parts 9520.0900 to 9520.0926 during calendar year 1993 or the applicable calendar year thereafter which exceeds the revenue received from these sources for case management services provided under parts 9505.0476 to 9505.0490 during calendar year 1992;

B.

"source other than county funds" means funds received through medical assistance, general assistance medical care for persons who would be eligible for medical assistance except that the person resides in an institution for mental diseases, state grants dedicated to case management services, and third-party payers;

C.

"county funds" means funds available to a county through county levies, state block grants, federal block grants, and state shared revenue funds; and

D.

"additional case managers" means an increase in the case management staff in comparison to the staff employed in December 1992. If a county demonstrates case management staff were hired with county funds before December 1992 in anticipation of increased revenue as defined in item A, the commissioner shall consider those case management staff as additional case managers.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 245.484; 256B.04; 256B.0625

History:

17 SR 1448; L 2003 1Sp14 art 11 s 11

Published Electronically:

October 16, 2013